Ohm’s and Joule power dissipation. Network analysis and measurements of electrical quantities. Analysis of sinusoidal steady stateby phasors and solutions of circuit equations by differential equations or Laplace transform. Relevance of initial conditions. Analysis of fundamental circuits (RC,RL, RLC, cascade RC-CR). Diod. Geometrical optics and electromagnetic waves. Reflection, refraction, polarization, interference and diffraction. Measurements of diffraction index and use of laser light for detecting diffraction patterns from single and double slit. Light polarization and Polaroids.
Teaching is organized along three coordinated paths : classroom lessons, laboratory experiments (and tutoring), and written technical relations describing each performed experiment (these relations are corrected and graded). The final aim is the ability to design, set-up and analyze results of laboratory experiments on electromagnetism, passive ciruits and optics.
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
Students learn laboratory practice and methods. Evaluation of uncertanties over physical quantities based on basic statistical methods and error analysis shall be taught both in the classroom and in the laboratory.Students shall know how to use instruments, obtaining results with correctly determined uncertainties.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The main purpose of the course is transferring physics laws and modelling in laboratory and setting up translations of mathematical modelling into laboratory testing. Along with that, the checks of the physical law must be performed considering calculated uncertanties over the relevant parameters.
The capability to asset the relevance and possible verification of physical models through experimental processes and relative data.
Student will learn to present the outcomes of their work, and in particular experimental data, in a technically sound and clear fashion, through quantitative organization of experimental data.
Comprehension of nature through physical laws and realizing how the "physics protocols" can be applied to other sciences. The goal is achieving tha capability to tame independently phenomena and processes that manifest themselves in all field of science.